§ CAPTAIN ARCHDALL
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether the attention of the War Department or of his Royal Highness the Commander-in-Chief, has been called to a recent Court Martial held on the Paymaster of the Inniskillen Dragoons, and to the remarks of the Commander-in-Chief in India on the proceedings of said Court Martial, and on the state of the Regiment; also to certain allegations which have been made in the public press and elsewhere as to the confinement in close arrest and death of Regimental Serjeant Major Lilley, of the above Regiment; whether any inquiry has taken place, and what has been the result of such inquiry? He would further beg to inquire whether the Secretary for War was in possession of any information respecting the remarks of Sir Hugh Rose, when in command, upon the discipline, efficiency, and soldier-like conduct of the Inniskillen Dragoons, and whether a statement has not been made to the effect that the death of Serjeant Major Lilley was attributable to an excess of ardent spirits rather than to the severity of his confinement?
SIR GEORGE LEWIS
, in reply, said, the attention of his Royal Highness the Commander-in-Chief and of the War Department had been directed to the case in question. A full Report from India had been called for, and he understood it had lately been received at the Horse Guards. The matter was still under consideration, and no decision had been come to at present.